A north St. Louis apartment's seventh floor was heavily damaged by fire overnight. St. Louis Firefighters responded to the Roosevelt Town Apartments on North Euclid just before 12:30 AM Thursday, December 2, 2018. Thanks to the fire sprinkler system, the fire was contained to one unit and was mostly extinguished when fire crews arrived. Everyone [...]
Fire Marshal Jason McIntosh provided this story: On the evening of 11/17/18, crews responded for the report of an apartment fire. Upon arrival, fire crews entered the apartment and found that the fire had been extinguished prior to arrival by one sidewall sprinkler located in the kitchen of the apartment. While overhaul and ventilation were [...]
Kirkwood Fire Department responded to a report of a kitchen fire at 225 Pullman Place Apt. #200. The call came in at 13:23:16. The resident was home at the time. Kirkwood Assistant Fire Chief Leo Meyer said, "There was a fire on a stove that was extending to the cabinets when the side wall sprinkler was [...]
The Metropolitan Fire Marshals Association held their monthly meeting at the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 Hall. Election of Officers was held. Roger Herin is President. John LaVenture is Vice-President, Denis Drozkowski is Secretary and Marc Ulses is Treasurer. The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance did not have a Platinum Sprinkler Award this year but [...]
>The National Fire Sprinkler Association held their annual Staff Meeting in Baltimore, MD this year November 12-14, 2017. NFSA has completed it's move of their headquarters to Baltimore and held it's staff meeting at the Airport Hilton Hotel in Baltimore. NFSA President, Shane Ray, opened the meeting with a warm welcome to all that attended. [...]
Bob Upson, an engineer with NFSA, is coming into town to teach the Water Supplies class at the Metropolitan Fire Marshals September meeting Sept. 13, 2017 at 9:00. Bob is the Manager of Engineering Services for the National Fire Sprinkler Association. This presentation summarizes some of the factors that should be considered for assessing adjustments [...]
A fire sprinkler save at an off-site student housing at SIUE occurred on September 5, 2017. The Enclave apartment building in Edwardsville, Illinois was sprinklered with a 13R System by Boyer Fire Protection several years ago and they provide the system maintenance.
Chad Duffy with NFPA came into town to teach a 3-hour 13D Class at Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 on Wednesday evening. The July 19 class was for Fire Officials, Contractors and Sprinkler Fitters. Approximately 60 people were on hand for Chad's presentation.
Shane Ray, President of the National Fire Sprinkler Association, was in St. Louis on May 23, 2017 for the Common Voices meeting. While he was here, he had the Fire Team USA bring in their burn trailer for a Side-By-Side Burn Demonstration. Robertson Fire Protection District was on hand to put out the unsprinklered fire.
The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance presented two classes at Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 on February 21 and 22, 2017. National Fire Sprinkler Association's John Corso was in town to teach a class on Underground Piping and a class on Inspection, Testing and Maintenance. Both classes were well attended by Fire Officials, sprinkler fitters, [...]